Games 35-41: Pitcher & Position Player of The Game: Cards & Cubs Series Recap

I think I may have blacked out and missed a few games……….:

 

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Game 35: Jeremy Hefner

In a 6-3 loss to the Cardinals, Hefner kept the Mets in the game with a 3 run, 6 inning performance before the pen blew it.

 

Game 36: Greg Burke

In a 10-4 demolition by the Cardinals, Greg Burke gave up no hits or walks in the 9th. In a ten run game the Pitcher of the Game is never impressive.

Also, I must apologize. Rob Carson allowed 4 earned runs in relief of an ineffective Gee in two innings. Apparently I got him on the wrong game:

 

https://twitter.com/JustRobCarson/status/334401458764128257

 

Game 37: Shaun Marcum

In a 4-2 loss to the Cardinals, Marcum gave the Mets his best outing of the season thus far, and the pen a much needed breather, with a 6.2 IP, 3R, 2 ER performance. Unfortunately, quiet bats doomed him to an L.

 

Game 38: Jon Niese

Mets avoid the 4 game sweep by beating the Cardinals 5-2 behind Jon Niese. 7.2 IP, 2 ER gets the job done.

 

Game 39: Matt Harvey

A Friday Afternoon Matt Harvey Matinee at Wrigley. Harvey struggles early giving up 2 Earned Runs in the 1st, but dominates after for 7.1 innings with 6 Ks. Mets score just enough in the 3-2 victory for Harvey to get the W to go 5-0.

 

Game 40: Rob Carson

Another night where a pitcher who gave up runs is the best option. Carson gave up a run in two innings, but that was sandwiched between Hefner’s ineffective 4 innings, 4 ER performance and newly called up Colin McHugh’s 2 inning, 3 run performance. The Twitter Homie ain’t happy Rob.

 

Game 41: Scott Rice

Rice gets the nod in the 4-3 win for his 2 inning, zero run performance in the tense late innings that resulted in his second W on the season.

 

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Game 35: Daniel Murphy

Murphy began his hot streak with a 3-4, 1 run, 2 RBI night. David Wright had the Mets sole non-Murphy hit for the entire game.

 

Game 36: Marlon Byrd

One Byrd flew out of the park and one Byrd double.

 

Game 37: Rick Ankiel

New Mets CF Ankiel gets his first PPotG honors by going 2-4 with a 2 run Home Run in his old stomping grounds.

 

Game 38: Daniel Murphy

Murphy hot streak continues with a 4-4 night at the plate with 2 runs and an RBI. Honorable Mention to David Wright who went 3-5 with a run and 2 rbis. Mets had 5 doubles on the day, 2 by Murphy.

 

Game 39: Marlon Byrd

Byrd was 0-1 at the plate, so why is he here? In the 8th with a Harvey runner on base Scott Rice gives up a sharp single to Cub David DeJesus (didn’t he learn anything from The Duda, er Dude? You don’t mess with DeJesus). Byrd fires a rocket from right field and throws a perfect strike to home plate. John Buck had so much time to set that Dwight Barney, the runner coming home, didn’t even slide. Greg Burke & Bobby Parnell mop up the rest of the 8th and 9th to preserve the win.

 

Game 40: Rick Ankiel

Ankiel prevented the shutout with a 2-run home run in the 9th.

 

Game 41: Juan Lagares

Murphy made a strong bid with his 8th inning home run that ended up being the game winner, but that would not have been responsible without Lagares two-run shot off Travis Wood in the second, his first MLB career home run. Add in some great center field defense and you get a Position Player of the Game.

 

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Pitcher of the Game Scoreboard:

Matt Harvey: 9

Jonathan Niese: 6

Dillon Gee: 3

Scott Atchinson: 3

Jeremy Hefner: 4

Bobby Parnell: 3

Greg Burke: 2

Jeurys Familia: 2

LaTroy Hawkins: 2

Shaun Marcum: 2

Scott Rice: 2

Rob Carson: 1

Josh Edgin: 1

Brandon Lyon: 1

 

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Position Player of the Game Scoreboard:

John Buck: 7

David Wright: 6

Daniel Murphy: 5

Marlon Byrd: 4

Lucas Duda: 3

Reuben Tejada: 3

Rick Ankiel: 2

Mike Baxter: 2

Colin Cowgill: 2

Andrew Brown: 1

Ike Davis: 1

Juan Lagares: 1

Kirk Nieuwenhuis: 1

Anthony Recker: 1

Justin Turner: 1

Jordany Valdespin: 1

 

 

Special Thanks to Sean Engel for the Kiner’s Korner Pitcher and Position Player of the Game graphics. You can follow him on twitter with the handle @SeanEngel05

Posted by Robert Z

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